Need a helping hand with building ( natural building with straw and clay) in Posavje, Slovenia

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  • Description

    Description

    A family farm that is becoming a small community place for sustainable way of living. Hard working and respect the nature.

    Petra, Janez and Svit (6 years old), Brin Jan (2,5 years old) are our names. We are a young family which is creating a nice, pleasant place, where we could live and create together a sustainable place with you. You are welcome to join us.

    7 years ago we bought a small old farm in a village which is quite isolated (market, post, bus etc. are 10km away). We renovated an old house for our family to live in it for as long as we don't build a new house with natural materials.
    But first we are building a community house, where us and volunteers can live a sustainable way of life.
    On the property there are still other buildings in a bad shape, so every year we try to make some things better - depends on how many hands we have to help, what material we have and what idea pops out. Janez is educated in natural building and has a lot of experience on it. I, Petra, I work more on a group dynamic and work with people (participants of workshops, volunteers, EVS volunteers, youth exchanges ...). We also organise workshops on sustainable way of life (natural building, permaculture, wild plants ...).

    We grow a lot of vegetables and mostly we eat what we get from nature. So we need a helping hand also here: preparing everything for sowing , than helping the veggies to grow and finally to pick up everything that nature gives us and make marmalade, jams, salads, sauces for winter time. We work in permaculture and biodynamic way.

    We have two children which we raise in contact with nature and they will love it if you would let them to show you around the nature.

    So to sum up: we need helping hand with building (mostly natural building with straw and clay), preparing wood for winter and producing vegetables. We also like it if you 'have a touch' for children. :)

    We expect that you are flexible with hours but mostly it will be 5 hours per day, 5 days per week.

    And we need a good company too! Because we live isolated and don't have people surrounded that thinks in the similar way as us.

    We need someone that can live and love to live outdoor all the time (also kitchen and shower we have outdoor). We can borrow you a tent or a hammock to sleep in it or you can bring your own. We don't have any extra room in house, that is why we are building community house.

    We eat mostly vegetables and milk products, but also meat. Our food is simple and delicious.

    A lot of things are changing all the time on our property. We are more than happy when volunteers join us.

    You are welcome: it matters that you like living in a nature and respect it and of course that you would like to help us.

    We live simple life style, mostly outside, no matter if it rains or if it is cold.

    We have a car so we can pick you up from the train station.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are professionals in natural building. But the most important from our view, is the opportunity to live with family and other volunteers a sustainable way of live. There is a lot of different jobs to do, so that you find out what you are best in or what you like the most.
    The area where we live is peaceful and in surrounded with nature - nice for walks, run, cycling.

  • Help

    Help

    So to sum up: we need helping hand with building (mostly natural building with straw and clay), preparing wood for winter and producing vegetables. We also like it if you 'have a touch' for children - to go around for a walk in the nature with them. :) If you have computer skills - we will be most happy to help us update our website or translate part of it in English.

    And we need a good company too! We appreciate talks about the fire and we would like to hear your ideas how to make our place a small community.

    We need someone that can live and love to live outdoor all the time (also kitchen and shower we have outdoor).

    You are welcome: it matters that you like living in a nature and respect it and of course that you would like to help us.

    We live simple life style, mostly outside, no matter if it rains or if it is cold.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Slovenian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We need someone that can live and love to live outdoor all the time (also kitchen and shower we have outdoor). We can lend you a tent or a hammock to sleep in it or you can bring your own. There is also open dormitory (with roof and three walls from wood) where you can stay. Bring sleeping bag with you. We don't have any extra room in house, that is why we are building community house.
    We eat mostly vegetables and milk products, but also meat. We offer 3 meals per day and in meantime fruits. Our food is simple and delicious.
    We ask for donation to share food costs for the food that we need to buy in the common kitchen, it is from 5 to 10 € per person per day (you are the one choosing the amount you can contribute).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to have people around, but of course we also like to have time on our own as a family. We believe in open communication that can solve problems or prevent them. So we try to have good communication with each other and the volunteers.

    We have 4 years of experience on the farm with hosting volunteers from abroad and Slovenia - and it became important aspect of our lives.

    OK, this is all about us. And what about you?

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week




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